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need real democrats. >> obama: the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. >> stephanie: that's what got me the most. despite emotional pleas from the families of victims of the shootings in newtown, and brood public support, the bill failed 54-46. visibly -- a visibly angry obama that was -- he talked about -- we already played that clip. it being a shameful day for washington. he said sooner or later we're going to get it right, the memories of these children deserve it. i hope so. did you watch any of this -- when the vote totals were announced by joe biden. minutes later, dianne feinstein implored her colleagues to show some guts. >> yeah. >> stephanie: the assault weapons ban drew support there just 40 members. four democrats who will face reelection in conservative gun-friendly states voted against it, and they walked the hall of shame this morning. heidi heitkamp, alaska arkansas, and max baucus of montana. [ booing ] >> stephanie: he also started bitching about the health care law yesterday which he help write. because he is
about the bill. >> reporter: furious, president obama said the bill did not harm gun rights. >> this legislation met that test. and too many senators failed theirs. >> reporter: more anger erupted when a woman shouted at senators, shame on you. most republicans and four democrats from states with high gun ownership voted against expanding background checks. >> criminals do not submit to background checks now. they will not submit to expanded background checks. >> the way to stop violent crime is to stop violent criminals. >> reporter: the politics was about more than gun rights. later today, a bipartisan group of senators will roll out immigration reform. democrat senator joe manchin who fought hard to get enough votes on background checks found that with two politically hard votes, some senators chose immigration over guns. >> if you're looking at it and trying to evaluate it, they're saying maybe immigration and maybe guns on top of that might be too much for me to go home and explain. >> reporter: and many of those senators who voted no, toe me they had hearty most from t
. >> warner: quick final question. president obama came out this week and said he supports this bill. do you want his active involvement in this? do you need his active involvement or is it better to have him stand back and let you all handle this? >> a few months back when the president was headed to nevada to talk about immigration, the sunday before he left he was on the phone with chuck schumer and me and we talked for a few minutes and he said "all right, i won't put a bill on the table, i'll give you the chance to move forward. t i've learned a less watching congress, i'm not going to wait forever so get on to it have.president has been encouraging us. he supports comprehensive immigration reform. i know he'll do whatever it takes to help us pass this bill but he's committed to it personally. >> warner: senator richard durbin of illinois, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> suarez: in the fourth in our five-part online series, we catch up with jesus garcia, an activist we first interviewed about immigration reform in 2006. what has and hasn't changed in the last seven years? you can
's effort to expand gun control through background checks. but an emotional barack obama vows to fight on. >>> plus new details on the west, texas, explosion and the latest on that just ahead. >>> it was billed as a possible turning point in the fight for gun control reform but now hopes are fading that anything will get done after a bill to expand background checks on firearm sales failed in the senate. nbc's kelly o'donnell reports for us in washington. >> reporter: the president gave the rose garden microphone over to a newtown dad. mark barton. >> we'll return home now, disappointed but not defeated. >> reporter: the president clearly angry. >> the gun lobby and its allied willfully lied about the bill. >> reporter: lashed out at congress. >> this was a pretty shameful day for washington. but this effort is not over. i want to make it clear to the american people. we can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence so long as the people don't give up. >> reporter: from the steps of air force one last week to the u.s. capitol newtown families who know the pain of gun v
and, unfortunately, it's not always right. >> i want to play for you some sound from president obama. he was very angry in the rose garden yesterday. >> but instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. >> willfully lied about the bill. you know, washington's an odd town as both you and i know. people don't often use the "l" word for some reason. they don't often accuse people of lying. were you surprised that president obama said that? is it true? were gun groups lying about the bill? >> i'm not sure about that because, frankly, i didn't pay a great deal of attention. i'm very familiar with the issue, but i understand how the president felt very strongly. he was in newtown. he feels the suffering of the families and i can certainly understand, given his point of view, why the president got somewhat emotional. i'm joined by my friend senator schumer. a lot of people may not remember back in the 18th century senator schumer was the author of "the brady bill" one of the first bills that brought gun control in. >> applied to bows and
bill: homeland security chief janet napolitano is set to testify this hour. level of security across the country. president obama and first lady, michelle obama on the way to boston moments ago departing the white house on the south lawn. they're set to the attend an interfaith service of the bombing victims at the cathedral of the holy cross a mile from our location on boylston street. while the nation will pause to remember. senator john mccain is saying that the events in boston may provide a valuable lesson. >> that is certainly a wake-up call. every time there is an act like this americans obviously lead to more security to prevent another catastrophic event. and then we have a tendency, and it is understandable, to become a little bit complacent. but i think it is a cautionary lesson here we really can't let our guard down. bill: after at crazy day yesterday and information ping-ponging throughout the streets of boston what we can tell you today that the fbi is considering releasing what we call, still images captured images from surveillance video cameras a quarter mile down t
president obama lashes out at the nation's top gun lobby in the wake of the defeat of a new gun bill. is that group really to blame in fair and balanced debate on the charges leveled by the white house yesterday. this couple's personal grudge may to be blame for a series of small town killings that put law enforcement on a nationwide high alert. we haven't been updating this case of the texas prosecutors who have been killed because we have been so focused on everything that's happening there have been major divoms. we will bring them to you. as our nation mourns the despicable attacks on the boston marathon, we are seeing a growing surge of prism o. patriotism in this country. turned their own losses in the wake of the september 11th attacks of a powerful message of strength and hear how they among some others in this country now believe these terrorists messed with the wrong people. >> a little bit earlier in the bobby statute. the name is martin richard. of course martin richard was one of the 8-year-old boy, one of the three who lost his life here on monday. with the spark miles
the bill come back and testify if he likes the bill. i think the reception was good. i think, i will give you an example of how sometimes reporting is not accurate. one young man stood up and said i work for a pro-obama super pac registering voters. someone in the media describe him as someone who was from a generic voter registration group he worked for the president. that is a difficult person to get considering republicans so he was the beginning of the conversation. the other thing i would say is that you know things that annoy me is people want to just -- as completely lasted as some of the left-wing for being out of touch and knowing nothing about the southern strategy and that is why african-americans became democrats which is flat out wrong. look at the facts. in a huge way the statistics aren't great in the 20s but they say, some say hoover may have gotten two-thirds of the african-american vote and by most of the statistics roosevelt got two-thirds of the vote. a change in a huge way in 1932. the south side chicago was republican and had a republican congressman. he was elect go
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